Monday, April 20, 2009
Obama's boring Latin connection
In-the-tank Obamaites are just thrilled that Obama can apparently charm Latin American leaders while conservatives are beside themselves that he was gracious to Hugo Chavez, cordial to Evo Morales, and didn't say anything about Cuba's political prisoners. I think they're focused on the superficial. In my Antiwar.com column this week I suggest that he is turning out to be just another liberal internationalist imperialist. Intriguing in some ways but when you get to policy virtually indistinguishable, beyond stylistic mannerisms, from most Democratic presidents sincve Truman. Nowhere near as dangerous as conservatives hope and nowhere near so hopey-changey as the left wishes.